1. Track flight patterns
3. Capture the excitement of a carnival
5. Shorten a cross-country trip to four minutes
8. Watch the sun set
9. Journey through the Panama Canal
10. Visualize 8 years of aging
12. Roll out the fog of San Francisco
…and how to create time-lapse photography
• Most newer video camera models have interval recording built into the camera, a detailed rundown of which can be found at Photography Today. Those that don’t can make use of SingleFramer, a free software that captures individual frames from DV cameras, either manually or automatically.
• Time-lapse software Flix is a great option for those projects that can be captured on a webcam (like the winter storm video above). The software is $10 after a trial period and also works with digital cameras.
• Instructables has a detailed description on how to use a graphing calculator to determine mathematically correct intervals to create time-lapse videos from photographs. An example of this method can be found at Digital Photography School.
• If calculators aren’t your speed, the Pclix LT100 works with compatible photo cameras to shoot images at pre-determined intervals, anywhere from 1 second to 100 hours, according to the manufacturer. At $140 plus the cost of cables, the tiny device is a little more expensive than a graphing calculator, but its certainly better for the mathematically challenged.